June is Adopt-A-Cat month, and as always, I’m advocating adopting pets (of all kinds) from shelters and giving them a loving, forever home. (Would you want to live out the rest of your life in a wire cage?)
Years ago, when I adopted my furry children, I went to my local no-kill shelter. The volunteer was happy to hear that I was interested in adult cats. Most everyone wants cuddly kittens because they’re cute now – but they do grow up. Sadly, adult cats are often overlooked and sometimes have a hard time getting placed. Older cats need love too!
As a writer, my love of cats has naturally extended into my writing. My short story “Just an Innocent Little Cat” was included in the Dark Things II: Cat Crimes anthology. I even found a way to weave cat adoption into my contemporary romance, Trust with Hearts. The subplot of the book – Sherrie’s devotion to save Kitty Corner – was crucial because I wanted to give her a purpose, something to build her self-esteem. Sherrie’s cat adoption project lets her help cats who need good homes. (Read more about the book on my site: www.kelliwilkins.com)
I’ve also written three non-fiction cat care books that explain how to choose a cat and keep it happy and healthy. You can find them all on my Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/kelliwilkins
This summer, please consider adopting a cat or two (or a dog – they need loving homes too!) and saving a life. If your local shelter isn’t open right now, visit https://www.petfinder.com/cats/ and browse through the animals up for adoption in your local area. It’s an excellent source for locating pets looking for “furr-ever” homes.
And if you can’t adopt – you can always donate. Shelters are in desperate need of funding and supplies these days. Visit your local shelter’s Facebook page or website to learn how you can help.
If you’re wondering about the handsome boys above… as of today, they’re all available for adoption.
Read about them here:
Until next time,
Kelli A. Wilkins